1. Instead of having students hand write their writing homework each night, have them post their writing to a blog so that other students can read what they wrote and share comments.
2. Have students have literature discussions via a blog so the conversations can take place from different classrooms and can continue at home.
3. Have students blog about their feelings about moving onto the grade and/or school.
4. Have students submit different ideas for a class service project or field trip.
5. Submit a topic that is controversial for your particular group of students and have them engage in a discussion.
6. Have students act out a favorite scene from a book, record it, and share their video via a class blog.
7. Use as a communication forum for teacher and parents. Parents could use it to plan a class party, event, or outing while keeping the teacher in the loop.
8. Students can blog about issues or concerns they are having in school. (Should be monitored closely.)
9. Students can use as a forum for homework help at night.
10. Students collaborate, working in teams, on answering higher level questions based on certain learning topics. Answers could contribute to a grade on the content.